Music Instruction for 

Piano/Keyboard, Drums, Guitar

                Chris is a patient, caring music instructor for students 

of all ages and abilities. Special needs students are welcome! 


Lessons are available for drums, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele and piano & keyboard . NYSSMA requirements, notation and rudimental skill sets for concert snare drum through Level VI. Drum set instruction. 


Piano and guitar instruction using popular method books and well as special non-book teaching techniques developed by Chris with benefits to all students including special students. 


Soloing, lead playing, faking skills, jamming & improvisation are taught as well as preparation for becoming professional musician as needed. 


Lessons are fun and have value added benefits in vocabulary, math, science and history/culture. Lessons may include singing and multi-instruments.


For the drums, drum set, guitar, ukulele, piano & keyboard, song writing, and music reading. 


Caring, patient, successful methods.  


Instruction value added for vocabulary, math, science, history/cultural, confidence building, motor skill improvement.

  • Easy to Learn
  • Easy to Teach Methods
  • Students of all ages including adults welcome!
  • Special needs students welcome!
  • Currently accepting students for drums, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, piano/keyboards, trumpet and songwriting instruction
  • Learning how to play a musical instrument is a proven confidence builder, makes one smarter and is joyful!
  • NYSSMA standards, band music and music reading tutoring
  • Essential instruction and methods with value added benefits in math, history, art, vocabulary, geography, etc
  • Fun Learning!
  • Everyone plays from the first day!!

What People Are Saying


"You should be very proud of the community of musicians that you have created and cultured . A pleasure to see." Guest Musician


"The recital was great I could have listened all night! The talent in such young people was inspiring and the job you've done with them speaks for itself quite an undertaking putting that all together. My son is really motivated now. Thanks for inviting us." 


"THE JAM WAS AMAZING... !!!!!!!!!!! you should be very proud of yourself and your students... it was like no other concert i have been too..just incredible.... !! you are a very talented teacher and the inspiration that you (and Mrs.. L.) have given these kids to get involved in music like this is just priceless..." 


Quotes about Lessons

"Chris' enthusiasm for all instruments and all types of music has been infectious and my child has benefited greatly from his instruction!" Mom (son/guitar,vocals)


"With lots of patients Chris helps students to express their individual talents." 


"Chris' style encourages both beginning and intermediate students on how to build confidence in their ability to play an instrument and themselves as an individual."


"Chris is a really fun teacher." 


"Chris is an exceptional teacher because he is an exceptional person. He is able to teach me all aspects of being a drummer; from a technical ability of reading musical notation, to being able to listen to a professional recording, understanding the performance technique and technicalities while also being able to absorb the "soul" of the piece, to the historical cultural of drumming through the decades including jazz, blues, and of course my favorite--Rock and Roll!


Chris accomplishes all these things while being patient, generous, kind, and always positively supportive." Adult Student (f)


“Whether drums, guitar or keyboards, Chris’ progressive teaching style brings “fun” into learning fundamentals… a truly holistic and successful approach.” Mom (son/guitar, daughter/keyboards, son/drums)


"I am a college-level classical pianist who has been taking lessons from Chris. His style of "closed book" teaching has greatly enhanced my knowledge of music theory, composition, and structure, as well as improved my playing abilities as a pianist and violinist. Chris' fun and interesting lessons are filled with valuable and fascinating information that is easy to understand, remember, and practice and has been beneficial to me as a teacher of piano myself. His encouraging and patient personality make him a joy to learn from. I highly recommend him to anyone."

Young Adult Student (f)

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, ROYAL NY DOOWOPP SHOW, DON K. REEDE SHOW, Nickelodeon's EUREEKA'S CASTLE, QUEENS THEATRE-IN-THE-PARK, THEATRE-BY-THE-SEA, LEVIT PAVILLION, HARRY CHAPIN LAKESIDE THEATRE, PAN AM BLDG, YANKEE STADIUM CLUB HOUSE, GIANT STADIUM CLUB HOUSE, WORLD TRADE CENTER TOBIN PLAZA, CENTRAL PARK CONSERVANCY, CBGBs, THE LIMELIGHT

CHRIS WAS PRESENTED THE NEW YORK MUSIC AWARD AT THE BEACON THEATRE!

AVAILABLE FOR FREELANCE PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES